Registration FAQ

Q: How do I register online?
A: Online registration is currently not availible.

Q: Do I need a PayPal account to pay online?
A: No. You can use your credit card on the PayPal site, without a PayPal account.

Q: How can I check to see if I am already registered?
A: Once online Registration is open, you'll be able to login and check your status. If you need to know before that time, please contact us at registration@arisia.org

Q: I haven't been to Arisia in a very long time, do I already have an account?
A:Yes! We keep old registration data.

Q: I can't remember what email address I used to register for Arisia in the past, should I just create a new account?
A: No! We are happy to reset the email for your account, please email registration@arisia.org to arrange this.

Q: How do I change my Name/Badge Name/Address/Email/Phone number with Arisia?
A: When online registration opens, by logging into your Arisia account.

Q: Can I purchase memberships for other people?
A:Once online registration opens, yes!

Q: Can I purchase memberships for other people If I already have a membership?
A: Once online registration opens, yes!

Q: How can I check to see if my child is already registered?
A: I Email registration@arisia.org.

Q: How do I directly access the accounts for my children?
A: If you have used a separate email address to register your child in the past, please just do a password reset with that email address. Otherwise, email registration@arisia.org and we'll get you set up.

Q: Can I check to see if someone else is already registered?
A:Due to privacy concerns, Arisia does NOT give out information regarding their members. If you are inquiring about the registration status of a family member, please email registration@arisia.org.

Q: If my child is an infant, do they need to have a membership?
A: Yes! Even newborns need to be registered for Arisia. Please register them with a no-cost Kid-In-Tow (KIT) type membership.

Q: What sort of membership should I purchase for my child?
A: There are several types of memberships for children:

  • Kid-In-Tow are no-cost memberships for when your child (of any age) will be in the presence of a responsible adult with their own membership at all time.
  • Turtle Track (formerly Childcare or Babysitting) is for children between the ages of 2-6 who will be partaking in babysitting services while at the convention. These memberships follow the "full rate" cost structure. More information on Turtle Track.
  • Fast Track is a membership type for children aged 6-12 that enables those with it to participate in age appropriate programming track. More information on Fast Track.
  • Student Memberships at a discounted price are available for current students aged 13-25; students 18 or older need a current student ID.
  • More information about children at Arisia.

Q: I need a personal care aide or other companion. Do they need to purchase a membership?
A: No, though they will need a badge to accompany you into most areas of the convention. Purchase a membership for yourself, and then email registration@arisia.org with your name, their name, and their contact information, and ask for an Adult-in-Tow (AIT) membership for them. We will provide them with a badge at no cost.

Q: I am over the age of 25, but a student, can I still get the student rate?
A: Sorry, the student rate is only available for persons aged 13-25. Students aged 18 or older must show current student ID when they check in at the convention.

Q: I do not want to pay for my membership online, can I still pre-register?
A: Yes! You may print out the Form once it is availible and mail it in along with your payment.

Q: Can I pre-register and just pay at the door?
A: No. Pre-registrations are only valid if you pay for them at the time that you pre-register.

Q: When does the registration rate go up?
A: Please see the rates at the Registration information page.

Q: What are the one-day rates for the convention?
A: Please see the rates at the Registration information page.,

Q: Can I pre-register for a day membership?
A: No, day memberships are only available at the door on the day in question

Q: I purchased a membership last year but did not attend, may I use it for this year?
A: Yes. Please email registration@arisia.org to arrange this.

Q: I purchased a membership for this year but now will not be able to attend. What are my options?
A: You may either transfer the membership to another individual, or roll over the membership to next year's convention. Please email registration@arisia.org to arrange this.

Q: How do I sign up to volunteer after registering?
A: By emailing volunteers@arisia.org. For more information, please see our Volunteers' page.

Q: How do I get my badge?
A: CCome to the registration desk at Arisia. We will ask you for a photo ID. If you are unable to show us one, one of our Managers on Duty will work with you. If you have a Student membership and are between the ages of 18 and 25, you will have to bring your Student ID (or other forms of proof that you are 13-25 years of age and currently enrolled in some formal educational program.)

Q: My password for Zambia/Staff Site/Other Arisia Site does not seem to work when I try and login to the registration site. Help!
A: Currently each of these systems has their own password, even if your login is the same. Please do a password reset to gain access to the registration site.

Q: My question was not addressed in this FAQ, how can I find the information I am looking for?
A:for further information please check the the Registration information page, the Arisia Corporate Policies Page, or you may email the registration staff at registration@arisia.org.

Q:I heard Arisia has a cap?
A:In the past Arisia had capped attendance, though we do not expect to do so in 2017. If you are coming to the convention for a single day, check the status on this website first, just to be sure. Email info@arisia.org or registration@arisia.org if you have other questions about the attendance cap policy